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Believe In Billy Records

Brian Ruskin & Peter Nester

Believe In Billy Records is a netlabel focusing on sharing electronic and acoustic experimental music. Artists include The Abscraps, AViD (advances in obsolete technology), Mental Health Consumer, and the Pete Nester Experience.



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Believe In Billy Records
by Skinny Knockdown
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Listening to this 5-track EP brings to mind Pearl Jam, Dinosaur Jr., The Pixies, fIREHOSE, The Rolling Stones and other practitioners of no-nonsense rock and roll. And yet, these songs have their own identity altogether. What does unify Skinny Knockdown with their influences is their straight forward, lo-fi approach to the music, with a propulsive beat and sturdy blues backbone. Recorded with minimal overdubs, these 5 songs were laid down in one take back in 1995, but still resonate 15 years...
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Believe In Billy Records
by Mental Health Consumer
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Nighttime is a source of new perspectives and surprising revelations. Mental Health Consumer (Brian Ruskin) returns with "Too Warm to Be This Late, Too Chilled to Feel Secure", an ambient journey through the late evening and early morning hours to accompany your sleepless activities. Entirely beatless, the album's emphasis is on shifting atmospheres and sensations. Tracks are named simply by the changing hours, so the listener can project their own meanings. The record is the...
Topics: ambient, soundscape, nighttime, atmospheric
Believe In Billy Records
by AViD (B. Ruskin)
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"Everyone's Looking, Nobody's Buying" is a bit of everything for everyone. Groove-heavy, with elements of techno, synth-rock, turn-table scratching, heavy breaks/bigbeat and even some ambient and jungle, ELNB finds AViD experimenting with genres and hooks to an extreme degree. It's all very eclectic, maybe a bit uneven and uncomfortable, but it'll definitely get you moving. Newly edited for 2008 (the original 2004 release had 4 extra tracks with uncleared samples), this record is now...
Believe In Billy Records
by Mental Health Consumer
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"Glide Tracks" is a compilation of Mental Health Consumer 's ambient-leaning electronic, soundscape, and IDM tracks with a common theme: scoring a conceptual trip through the air in defiance of gravity and lack of wings.  Inspired by a request from a world-record-holding hang glider to provide musical accompaniment for gliding videos, the tracks selected here fit that purpose. But they also provide a soundtrack for contemplation of other inward flights of fancy.  Mental Health...
Topics: electronic, ambient, IDM, soundscapes, soundtracks, hang gliding, IDM, ambient, flight, hang...
Believe In Billy Records
by Brian Ruskin
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A sampler of tracks by Mental Health Consumer (Brian Ruskin), showcasing eclectic electronica, from techno to ambient to experimental.
Topics: mental health consumer, believe in billy records, electro, techno, netlabels
Believe In Billy Records
by Advances in Obsolete Technology, Brian Ruskin
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The latest LP by Advances in Obsolete Technology, "The Perceptual Process" , explores themes of refocusing, organizing, interpreting and responding to stimuli during times of uncertainty.  Written and produced while isolated at home (March-April 2020), the moods and electronic genres range from subdued to manic, anxious to hopeful, organic to synthetic. A bit of creative therapy for the producer and hopefully for the listener, as well.
Topics: electronic, ambient, experimental, techno, laptoptronia, IDM, electro
Believe In Billy Records
by Mental Health Consumer
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Mental Health Consumer continues its musical exploration of the awesome and the unsettling in nature through various electro and experimental techniques. A response to the unprecedented year 2020, Mental Health Consumer balances the uncertain and unfathomable with the uplifting and indescribable aspects of multi- sensory experience, even when senses and reason fail. Points of reference: Moderat, Hybrid, Boards of Canada, Orbital,  soundtracks by Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow, 
Topics: electronic, soundscape, IDM, experimental, techno, electro, soundtrack, IDM, techno, ambient,...
Believe In Billy Records
by AViD (B. Ruskin)
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"Promises" is the electronic half of a 2-CD set by AViD. The album features electro, techno, unnerving acoustics and analog sounds, found sounds, and features an atmosphere of incipient change.
Topic: Avid, electronica, experimental
Believe In Billy Records
by Mental Health Consumer; Brian Ruskin
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This is a chronological compilation of tracks by Mental Health Consumer, spanning 7 years and 12 albums. The progression of style is evident, but because these songs are drawn from many albums with unique themes, there's a lot of variety along with the hallmarks of MHC's sound: skittering beats, layers of guitar and samples, retro basslines amid soft atmospheric pads. From the most urgent dance tracks to ambient soundscapes to epic electronic trips down memory lane, "What Have We...
Topics: electronic, experimental, ambient, IDM
Believe In Billy Records
by AViD (B. Ruskin)
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"Extremophile" by AViD is an electonic album by AViD: advances in obsolete technology. Recorded during the first half of 2003, "Extremophile" finds producer Brian Ruskin layering loops and driving big beats over heavily distorted samples alternating with uneasy melodies and live guitar patterns. Certainly one of the heaviest AViD records, with intentional imbalances, it teeters just on the edge of control.
Topic: Avid, electronica, big beat, techno
Believe In Billy Records
by B Ruskin
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"Regrets" is the ambient/experimental 2nd disc of AViD's 2008 2-LP set "Promises & Regrets". Live guitar, droning keyboards and studio production effects create an impressionistic soundscape worth exploring.
Topic: ambient, experimental, soundscape,
Believe In Billy Records
by Jiri Blazek and Brian Ruskin
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Collaborative album by Jiri Blazek and Brian Ruskin, produced starting in 2013 by sharing files across the Atlantic Ocean.  A blend of summertime ambient, electro experiments and aggressive techno.
Topics: electronic, electro, experimental, techno, ambient
Believe In Billy Records
by Peter Nester & Brian Ruskin
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Six song EP of atmospheric mixtures of guitar and electronic production. Production ranges from sparse, angular melodies with minimal beats ("Ring Finger") to heavily-layered ambient electro "Be Home By Dark" to experimental, emotive folk ("Bender"). Abstract sounds plus scraps of various genres equals the Abscraps debut EP on Believe in Billy Records.
Topic: ambient, experimental, guitar, electro,
Believe In Billy Records
by Gears in the Rain
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Musical entrainment refers to the human response of synchronization to a rhythm.  Through repeated patterns of notes and beats, the listener can be encouraged to move, or to relax. "Entrainment" by Gears In The Rain is an album that aims to release sense memories through music. Ambient atmospheres, subtle melodies and occasional beats interweave with sound patterns designed to calm and encourage reflection. All tracks produced by Brian Ruskin.
Topics: ambient, atmospheric, electronic, new age, nostalgic, atmospheric, electronic, nostalgic
Believe In Billy Records
by Down Team Up
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We give. You take. That's how it works in netlabel-land. Down Team Up are back with a summer record, that we think is well worth the taking. "Give and Take" opens and closes with breezy, atmospheric keys and nostalgic soundscapes, but is overstuffed with energetic sounds over the course of 12 tracks spanning 52 minutes. As with their debut EP, the tunes on "Give and Take" each have a distinctive personality and share traits with many styles of electronic music, but are...
Topic: electro, techno,
Believe In Billy Records
by Mental Health Consumer; Brian Ruskin
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"Who Do You Think You Are?" - a question that could be confrontational or contemplative.  A fitting duality for an album this varied.  It's been 3 years  since Mental Health Consumer's most recent album, 2016's ambient excursion  "Early Spring Midnight Walks with Us"  on Archaic Horizon Records), a long gap considering the prolific catalog from 2006 on.  Whereas "Early Spring Midnight..." was entirely beatless, with subtly shifting atmospheres and sparse...
Topics: electro, techno, ambient, experimental
Believe In Billy Records
by Advances in Obsolete Technology; Brian Ruskin
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Advances in Obsolete Technology: Tacit A continuously mixed album of emotional electronic music, ranging from ambient electro to hard techno, with a melodic core. The first long-player from Advances in Obsolete Technology since 2011's "If I Keep Up This Way" , and the follow-up from 2017's "AViD Renewal EP" , this record is classic AIOT:  field recordings, live instrumentation and carefully programmed beats, swirling synths and countermelodies.Written, produced, painted and...
Topics: electro, ambient, techno, netlabel, field recordings, electronic
Believe In Billy Records
by Brian Ruskin
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"Promises" is a 2008 release by AViD, the first half of an ambitious double LP, "Promises & Regrets", focusing on the uneasy electronica and experimental soundscapes of AViD's style. "Promises" takes the listener on a beat-driven, unnerving journey through analog and otherworldly sounds. Released 2008 by Believe In Billy Records.
Topics: Avid, electronica, experimental, netlabel, techno
Believe In Billy Records
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2012 EP in the series of BornDirty.org compilations, this 6-track collection features evocative electronic productions by Liquid Green, Mental Health Consumer and TFHats.
Topics: electronic, electro, techno, experimental
Believe In Billy Records
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This sampler serves as a fitting introduction to some of the artists, genres and aesthetic of Believe in Billy Records.  Since 2008, Believe in Billy Records has been releasing eclectic, well-produced, emotionally-charged electronic, ambient, and experimental music from artists including:  Advances in Obsolete Technology (AVID), Down Team Up, ESCALE, Jiri Blazek & Brian Ruskin, Gears in the Rain, and Mental Health Consumer, among others.  A curated selection from these artists is...
Topics: ambient, electronic, EDM, IDM, techno, experimental, soundscapes
Believe In Billy Records
by Jiri Blazek & Brian Ruskin
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Jiri Blazek (Czech Republic) and Brian Ruskin (USA) have again collaborated across the ocean to produce an extended player of genre-blending electronic tracks.  Following up on their 2015 release "Steps Before the Final Installment"  , Blazek and Ruskin swap loops, beats and full tracks, mixing and remixing so that each producers' styles and skills compliment the finished product.
Topics: electronic, techno, electro, experimental, ambient
Believe In Billy Records
by Mental Health Consumer, Brian Ruskin
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Mental Health Consumer moved to a mountainous state in 2014, and was immediately inspired by the natural environment to produce tracks that evoked epic scale, wonder and grace. These tracks are early sketches, impressions, and demos for songs that would become the "Mountain Time" LP (Believe in Billy Records, 2022, available on archive.org).  This companion EP, "Mountain Timeout", showcases the ambient electronic hallmarks of Mental Health Consumer's trademark sound, while...
Topics: ambient, electronic, electro, soundscapes, Colorado
Believe In Billy Records
by Mental Health Consumer
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Mental Health Consumer's "Turning Corners" is an edgy, anxious, and challenging album of experimental-leaning electronic tracks and soundscapes.  Taking the listener on an inward journey, the album is autobiographical, inspired by a very specific unfortunate event and its aftermath, but "Turning Corners" will resonate for all listeners as they consider the juxtaposition of worries and faith, regrets and hope,  melancholy and optimism throughout their own experiences....
Topics: techno, electronic, EDM, ambient, soundscape, experimental, electro, ambient, IDM, EDM, soundscape,...
Believe In Billy Records
by Brian Ruskin, Down Team Up
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"Live and Learn" is a collection of 5 new Down Team Up tracks mixed and performed live. With the help of an enthusiastic audience, the Down Team Up crew power through an improvised set of highly danceable laptop electronic music. In the tradition of Daft Punk's "Alive 1997" and legendary founders of Detroit techno and electro, sounds and beats are heavily tweaked and oscillated, control knobs twisted, the energy occasionally ebbing but mostly always flowing throughout the...
Topics: electro, techno, live
Believe In Billy Records
by Gears in the Rain
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Ambient electronic track inspired by my newborn daughter. An attempt to capture the awe of new life and life redefined. Designed, written and produced by Brian Ruskin as Gears in the Rain. (cc) 2021 Believe in Billy Records
Topics: ambient, atmospheric, electronic, IDM,, atmospheric, electronic, calming, anthemic, wistful
Believe In Billy Records
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2009 edition of the borndirty.org electronic music compilation
Topics: electronic, ambient, experimental, electro
Believe In Billy Records
by Mental Health Consumer (B. Ruskin)
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Claustrophobioc electro-tinged soundscape by Mental Health Consumer.
Topics: electro, techno, soundscape, ambient
Believe In Billy Records
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The Scary Tale EP by Advances in Obsolete Technology (released Halloween 2010 on Believe in Billy Records) is a collection of remixes that take the title track to the limits of electronic. With hooks aplenty and a mysterious set of lyrics, the various mixes of Scary Tale share some elements, but are mostly stand-alone, genre-defying tracks.
Topics: atmospheric, electronic, electro, lo-fi
Believe In Billy Records
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2008 edition of annual dirty.org electronic music compilation
Topics: electro, techno, experimental, soundtrack
Believe In Billy Records
by Jiri Blazek and Brian Ruskin
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The tracks on this EP are from the "Walk in the Park" album sessions (2011-12), the beginning of Jiri Blazek's (Liquid Green) and Brian Ruskin's (Mental Health Consumer) collaborative efforts.  "Starlight" is a unique electronic track amongst the LP's cuts and is released here alongside an extended dance remix. Many versions, remixes and unreleased tracks were produced for the sessions, and several standouts are compiled here, ranging from hard techno to ambient...
Topics: electronic, dance, techno, experimental, ambient
Believe In Billy Records
by Down Team Up; Brian Ruskin
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This very eclectic release contains seven distinct tracks, their styles hard to categorize but owing to lo-fi and shoegaze electronic. Somehow, the Down Team Up mix these tracks into a 24 minute slab of inspiring and driving sounds. You'll hear techno squelches and overdriven guitars alongside some natural field recordings and heavily treated sounds of origin unknown. Ok, pencils down, heads up - they may seem calm and contained at times, but give them a moment and they'll surprise you with...
Topic: eclectic, shoegaze, electronic, techno
Believe In Billy Records
by Advances in Obsolete Technology
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Heavy beats, rolling basslines and loads of synths combine in ways that are both dance-able and well-suited for careful headphone listening.   This new extended play powers through 4 uptempo tracks that relentlessly layer hook after hook.  Opening track  "Infinite Runner"  clocks in at 15:39, but you'd never know it, given its locked-in marathon groove and shifting melodies. Up next is "Groundwork", which builds a lattice of beats and old-school electro counter-melodies....
Topics: electro, techno
Believe In Billy Records
by Mental Health Consumer
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Originally recorded in 2014 upon arrival in Colorado, Mental Health Consumer (Brian Ruskin) has remastered "Mountain Time" for release in 2022. Inspired by the epic landscapes of the Rocky Mountains, the album showcases ambient-leaning electronica with programmed sounds integrated with natural recordings and wide sonic soundscapes.   If you like what you hear, please consider a donation to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund ( www.commfound.org ) to support the victims of the...
Topics: ambient, electronic, soundscapes, field recordings
Believe In Billy Records
by Rivermint, Mental Health Consumer, Jiri Blazek, Brian Ruskin
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Presenting Rivermint: Remixed.  This documents the early collaboration between Rivermint (Jiri Blazek) and Mental Health Consumer (Brian Ruskin), who have been creating electronic tracks together since 2010 and continue to produce as ESCALE.   The four tracks are taken from the Rivermint albums "Tape" and "More Than Miles Beyond". They were subsequently remixed on the album "Reinterpretation" by Blazek. Finally, these exclusive remixes are part of that...
Topics: electronic, techno, EDM, electro
Believe In Billy Records
by Mental Health Consumer
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"Help Us Help You" is the first album by Brian Ruskin under the moniker Mental Health Consumer. Recorded and initially released in 2006, "Help Us Help You" is a free-flowing collection of ten atmospheric electronic tracks. Several tracks were programmed and recorded live; others are "half-live" - a hybrid of studio and real-time elements. Mental Health Consumer efforts were begun to attempt a more immediate, emotional compositional style; in this sense, "Help...
Topic: electronic, experimental, electro, techno, laptop,
Believe In Billy Records
by Peter Nester and Brian Ruskin
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The Abscraps -"22610" - Believe In Billy Records - Peter Nester and Brian Ruskin. Peter Nester contributed ethereal guitar melodies for the Mental Health Consumer EP "Far Above the World Tonight" (secret station records, SS-24, 2010). However, they were distorted and dismayed. here is a truer representation of the Abscraps' style of merging live, organic, emotive playing with otherworldly melodies.
Topics: guitar, ambient, experimental, abstract, electronic
Believe In Billy Records
by Advances In Obsolete Technology (Brian Ruskin)
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New LP from Advances In Obsolete Technology, "If I Keep Up This Way" is a wintry, yet heartfelt mix of electronic experiments. Split between atmospheric soundscapes with a beat and adrenaline-overloaded dancefloor fillers with an emotive core, "If I Keep Up This Way" is a unique listening experience.
Topics: electronic, experimental, wintry
Believe In Billy Records
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2010 edition of the borndirty.org electronic music compilation. Back once again with a staggering display of ground-breaking electronic experimentation, Dirty Compilation 2010:Quietly Violent is yet another powerhouse of stunning, high quality electronic music. Passionately written, produced and recorded by the members of the Dirty Forums on www.borndirty.org this unique compilation boasts some of the freshest sounds available for free on the internet today. Get ready for a dynamic journey...
Topics: electronic, experimental, dance
Believe In Billy Records
by AViD| advances in obsolete technology
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Something very different from the back catalog of previously unreleased AViD recordings - a short album comprised entirely of guitar, recorded live with a 4-track recorder in a Houston hotel room during the Summer of 2004. A stylistic departure from the electronic music AViD usually creates, but also a harbinger of the atmospheric "Promises" & "Regrets" double LP of 2008, these sparse but melodic and atmospheric songs were built layer by layer without any computers or...
Topic: guitar, lo-fi, 4-track, atmospheric
Believe In Billy Records
by Underworld, mental health consumer
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Remix of Underworld's "Soniamode" (Drift Ep. 2 free download, 2019) by Mental Health Consumer
Topics: underworld, electronic, remix
Believe In Billy Records
by Underworld, mixed by Mental Health Consumer
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Mash-up of Underworld's "Push Upstairs" (The Large Unit, 1998), "Schiphol Test" (Drift Ep. 4, 2019) and "Most 'Ospitable" (1994)
Topics: remix, mix, mash-up
Believe In Billy Records
by B Ruskin
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Early 2009 EP by Mental Health Consumer (B. Ruskin), recorded over Thanksgiving 2008. This electro-IDM collection features five slightly unnerving tracks, from the analog bloops of "Four Oh Four" to the sinister dissonance-as-harmony of "Moody", and crunchy guitars and beats of "Chimera". With âDrawing While Fallingâ, Mental Health Consumer evokes an immediancy and late-autumn unrest that will hopefully inspire the listener.
Topics: IDM, electro, techno, experimental, electronica
Believe In Billy Records
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2005 edition of the online compilation of original electronic music from members of dirty.org
Topics: electronic, experimental, ambient, trip-hop, hip-hop
Believe In Billy Records
by Brian Ruskin, Down Team Up
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"Most of This is True" is a new studio recording that further evolves Down Team Up's eclectic sound that has been picking up steam and merging influences by way of their debut EP and last summer's ambitious "Give and Take" record. This new album showcases 8 tracks of accessible, but slightly unsettling electronic music. Layers of instruments, some recognizeable, others heavily disguised, weave in and out over fractured beats. Elements of lo-fi emotive rock, found sounds, IDM...
Topics: emotive electronic, lo-fi, techno
Believe In Billy Records
by AViD (B. Ruskin)
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"Chiaroscuro" is AViD's late 2003 offering, inspired by the start of winter and long nights, alternatively warm and conforting as well as chilling and manic.
Topic: electronic, ambient, techno, Avid, believe in billy records
Believe In Billy Records
by Brian Ruskin
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Claustrophobic, somewhat creepy soundscape by Mental Health Consumer
Topics: mental health consumer, believe in billy records, electro, techno, netlabels
Believe In Billy Records
by Down Team Up; Brian Ruskin
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"Right Before the Memory" is the new EP from Down Team Up , its 7 tracks in 28 short minutes take the listener on a journey through a day, from first light to evening wind-down.  It celebrates being fully present in the moment, appreciating life's moments, both commonplace and momentous.  Like previous LP's " Give and Take " and " Most of This is True ", the hallmarks of the Down Team Up sound are here: ambient electronics that ebb and flow from contemplative...
Topics: electronic, ambient, drone
Mental Health Consumer's remix of Underworld's "This Must Be Drum Street" (free download version from March 2019, Drift EP 3.  Support the artists!).
Topics: techno, electro, remix
Believe In Billy Records
by AViD: advances in obsolete technology
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Briskly paced EP of broken breaks, Detroit electro and experimental guitar-infused EDM from AViD:Advances in Obsolete Technology. These 7 tracks represent some of the sonic delusions of producer Brian Ruskin as AViD collected over the past few years of just missing their way onto LPs. Are You In on the Delusion, too? Released by Believe In Billy Records, 2009
Topics: electro, techno, breaks, experimental, EDM
Believe In Billy Records
by Mental Health Consumer; Brian Ruskin
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Inspired by life's changes - the hours, seasons, weather, time zones, moods and memories. Melodies emerge from layers of atmospheric sounds, both electronic and organic, some uplifting, others unsettling. "Secret Treetop Studio" is music for those who are overactive on the other side of the clock.
Topics: electronic, ambient, experimental, field recordings, dubstep